Apple sidesteps HP, tops mobile PC shipments (if you count the iPad)

By Matthew · 11 replies
Aug 19, 2011
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  1. Apple overtook HP to become the top mobile PC vendor worldwide in the second quarter of 2011, according to stats released by DisplaySearch. The report, which includes figures for both…

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,150   +916

    Well, not a massive surprise...
  3. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,438

    The iPad doesn't count as PC, It doesn't even have the functionality we expect of a laptop or PC. It's not just the iPad either, it's tablets in general. Tablets are just the rich mans toy, nothing more.
  4. Agree, iPad shouldn't count as PC
  5. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 465   +217

    Yeah I'd have to agree.
  6. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Then Casio and Texas instruments sells more PC's then Apple ... if you count their calculators.

    an iPad is not a PC ... it's a tablet ..but worse
  7. I'm really curious to see how the tablet market evolves.
    I bought a transformer. So far it sits on my desk charging.
    I really haven't found a use for it.
    I have a laptop and a netbook.

    If I need something to take with me it is usually the netbook.
    I could be wrong, but I don't see the tablet being a PC killer.

    I thought that HP should have lined up VARs and OEMS and offered big discounts,
    which would allow them to bundle tablet, apps and devices for businesses.

    The PC took off with MSDOS as a basic OS and then VARs and OEMS
    created business solutions until the Internet and WWW created bigger consumer demand.
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I agree with most here and don't consider iPads PC's, as when I hear that term I think more of traditional personal computing devices with real productivity value that I don't see in current tablets. Especially since most tablets are mainly focused on consumption.

    Indeed, at least not for a very long time until we can cram all the power and productivity of a traditional PC into a tablet like device.
  9. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    If you can't beat em, rewrite the parameters of the game.

    All the media are writing about how Apple is becoming a top PC seller, yet they still somehow stay below 10% market share.

    Apple is still a resounding loser in that segment of the market, but if you move the data around, makes it sound like the winner.

    The only number meaningful to the consumer, not the business analyst or fanboy, is OS market share. Out of the people who buy assembled PCs, none of them has stayed with a single manufacturer. They move between Dells, HPs, and (Compaqs, Gateway, E-machines back in the day), because they know that when they turn on their monitor, they will have the same OS on the desktop.

    Only Apple consumers go out and buy Apple. PC consumers look for Windows first, PC brand second. To me, as a consumer, all those brands mentioned are the same thing. They're all Windows products. When I was laptop shopping, I wasn't out to buy an HP or a Sony, I was out to buy a Windows laptop. I settled on a Lenovo, but I had my eyes on an Acer and an ASUS as well.

    Apple fanboys seem to think that this brand adherence somehow translates to HP and Dell when it does not. You don't have HP fanboys or Dell fanboys, you have Windows fanboys. If people are so inclined to care about a statistic, they're going to care about Windows aggregate sales, not how many units a given company sold, cause their computers are interchangable, again, it's the OS that counts.
  10. Well actually some tablets have a lot of functionality just not the Ipad. The Ipad is merely a giant ipod touch. I can't believe it doesn't even have a single usb port. HP made ten times better tablets they just don't have advertisers to match apple's. Apple should only be known for one thing, genius advertising.
  11. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Thank you.
  12. YoYoMa

    YoYoMa TS Rookie

    We really shouldn't be counting iPads.

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